VoLuntEEr wIth drIvE to hELp
JUST a few weeks shy of his 85th birthday, Ian CarringtonJones has retired after 18 years volunteering for Nedlands Community Care (NCC).
Mr CarringtonJones started out as a volunteer driving stroke-affected NCC clients on outings to the Perth Hills, a day-care centre and lunch at hospitality colleges.
For the past 15 years, he has taken a group of NCC clients from Hollywood Village to the Floreat Forum for a shopping trip every Friday afternoon and delivered books to Nedlands residents who were physically unable to visit the local library.
“I’ll never forget the appreciation I got from the mothers and carers; it gave them a break for a few hours in a day and gave them some respite,” he said. “This bolstered the feeling that volunteering was really worthwhile.”
NCC held an afternoon tea on March 12 to celebrate Mr CarringtonJones’ commitment and hard work.
Community care co- ordinator Vikki Antcliff said he was a much- loved volunteer with their Friday group.
“Nothing is ever too much trouble for Ian and he’s a genuine gentleman,” Ms Antcliff said.
“He is always reliable and has often volunteered to work other days when we are short of drivers.”
Nedlands Community Care showed their appreciation for Ian Carrington-Jones.